Beauty and Fashion

Makeup Recommendations for Dark Skin Tones

By Pooja Chimata Growing up as a dancer, makeup has always intrigued me. The bold shades of eyeshadow that I would wear to match with my costume, the fierce eyeliner that elongated my eyes, and of course the loads of “translucent” powder that my mom caked on me before going on stage were all staple […]

The WFH Beauty Edit: South Asian Edition

By By Riya Godbole If you’re anything like me, your search history has been a bit of a wild roller coaster over the last few weeks. With everything ranging from “how to survive a coup” to “kanye jeffree star”, perhaps one of the most common search terms I found myself aimlessly entering was “when the […]

If the Kajal is Not for Me, What is?

By Ananya B. Chetia I’d always observe mama as she applies her makeup. The cherry blush kisses her caramel skin. The dark kajal eyeliner contrasts against her large honey eyes while her thick lashes flutter like butterfly wings. Her bindhi, the small decorative sticker above her eyebrows, known as the third eye, completes the finishing […]

Indian Matchmaking Contestants as Beauty Products

By Riya Godbole Like many of us watching Indian Matchmaking, I experienced a roller coaster of emotions: pure joy (when I saw Rashi and Vysar beginning to connect), unadulterated disgust (when Akshay rejected 70+ girls despite looking like every Indian boy from San Ramon), and temporary embarrassment (when one of Aparna’s relationship criteria was that […]

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